Net Missions: Pedn Vounder

Sep 14, 2023 Henry Giltjes-Vincent

After visiting the beautiful coastline around Porthcurno and Pedn Vounder on Cornwall's Western Peninsula, local conservation artist Andrew Whittle reached out to ask if we would be up for helping to recover a large bundle of mooring rope he had spotted. We, of course, jumped at the opportunity to explore this picturesque part of Cornwall, and do what we love - removing ghost gear from the environment.

Net Missions: Boscastle Expedition

Apr 25, 2023 Henry Giltjes-Vincent

In March, the UK experienced the highest spring tides of the year, and with it, a wave of ocean plastics across our coastline. Spurred on by these extreme tides, the team at Waterhaul embarked on a 3-day expedition to North Cornwall, searching for washed-up ghost fishing gear; the most harmful and abundant form of ocean plastic, to recover and recycle.

Net Missions: Gwithian Beach, Cornwall

Apr 24, 2023 Shopify API

On a bright and breezy Friday afternoon in January, the Waterhaul team received a message about a ghost fishing net that had washed up on Gwithian Beach in west Cornwall. Eager to escape the office early on a Friday, the team zipped down the coast in search of ghost gear...

NETwork Weekend with Net Free Seas

Nov 24, 2022 Henry Giltjes-Vincent

This year for NETwork Weekend, we’re extending our NETwork discount to 20% off our entire product range, including our sustainable eyewear, litter-picking equipment and beach cleaning knives, to help you make a positive impact on our oceans. But we’re not stopping there – we’re also doubling down on the impact of our mission through our work with Net Free Seas in Ghana.

Net Free Seas - Tackling Ghost Gear in Ghana

Sep 29, 2022 Shopify API

Collaborating with the Environmental Justice Foundation to bring our fishing gear recycling scheme to the coastline of Ghana - protecting people and planet.

Net Missions: Tolcarne Beach, Newquay

Mar 22, 2022 Shopify API

On a relatively quiet Friday afternoon we received a tip off via our report a net page about a large trawler net that had washed up on Tolcarne Beach in Newquay and was buried deep under the sand.

Waterhaul Founder Harry Dennis In Conversation With Boatfolk

Feb 11, 2022 Shopify API

Harry speaks with Dominic from Boatfolk about how growing up by the coast and studying marine biology all led to his decision to tackle the ocean plastic crisis head on by founding Waterhaul.

Net Missions: Post Winter Storms At Bedruthan Steps

Jan 17, 2022 Shopify API

With the winter storms that batter our coastlines in full effect, an increased amount of ghost gear washes up on our beaches. We headed out on team mission to Bedruthan Steps to recover what we could.

Net Missions: Bullslaughter Bay, Pembrokeshire

Dec 10, 2021 Shopify API

We were in Pembrokeshire working on a new project, Recycle Môr, in partnership with the SeaTrust and after two days filming, we decided it was time to hit the beach for a net collection mission.

Setting up a pilot net collection scheme in Pembrokeshire

Dec 06, 2021 Harry Dennis

Recycle Môr is our new partner project in collaboration with Sea Trust in Pembrokeshire. The scheme is a five-month pilot project, which provides fishing gear recycling bins in various harbours across the area.


Nov 30, 2021 Shopify API

Lyra started litter picking on her way to school and is raising money to help buy litter pickers for her school friends to use in a bid to get more people involved in litter picking.

Net Missions: Perranporth, Cornwall

Oct 30, 2021 Shopify API

Following a tip off about a net that had washed up in Perranporth during storm Arwen via Instragram, on this quiet Sunday morning our head of marketing Paul shares his experience of retrieving it.

Guides and Articles

Money for Old Rope Launch

Jul 22, 2024 Antony Boffey

In a move to combat plastic pollution, ocean plastic recycling brand Waterhaul is launching our "Money for Old Rope" initiative and inspiring the nation’s beachgoers to give plastic ‘waste’ a value. This nationwide campaign incentivises individuals and organisations to actively participate in cleaning up our waterways and coastlines, rewarding a £20 Waterhaul eyewear gift voucher for every collection of discarded ‘ghost’ fishing gear; the most abundant and harmful form of marine plastic pollution.

Christmas Posting Dates

Nov 08, 2023 Shopify API

All the details on our dispatch and last order dates for Christmas 2023

Do beach cleans actually help tackle plastic pollution?

Oct 20, 2023 Henry Giltjes-Vincent

In a world of seemingly endless negative news surrounding the plastic pollution crisis in our oceans, our local beach cleans and litter picks can often feel insignificant when compared to the global issue. However, a recent study in Norway has sparked hope for litter pickers and beach cleaners globally.

Blue Light Blocking Glasses: Explained

Feb 01, 2023 Henry Giltjes-Vincent

At Waterhaul, we design all of our products with adventure in mind. However, behind every adventure, project or passion, inevitably lies some time spent behind a screen, exposing our eyes to Blue Light and its harmful effects. Discover the reasons why you should be wearing our brand-new Blue Light Blocking Glasses in this article.

3 Reasons why you should wear sunglasses in Autumn

Oct 20, 2022 Henry Giltjes-Vincent

Did you know it is just as important to wear sunglasses in autumn as it is in summer? There are a variety of factors that can affect and damage your eyes at this time of year, learn more about out top 3 reasons why you need to wear sunglasses this autumn!

How Litter Picking Benefits Your Mental Health: Explained

Sep 16, 2022 Shopify API

At Waterhaul, we know from experience that recovering plastic pollution from the Cornish coastline makes us feel good, so we thought it was worth delving into the science and exploring how and why litter picking is good for our mental health.

Sunglasses UV Protection Explained

Aug 24, 2022 Henry Giltjes-Vincent

If you’ve been looking for a new pair of sunglasses recently, you will have noticed that many sunglasses and eyewear manufacturers claim to offer ‘UV’ Protection, but what does this mean? UV protection is one of the most important factors to consider when purchasing a new pair of sunglasses, so let us break down what UV is, and why it’s important to protect your eyes from it!

How to care for your sunglasses

Jul 28, 2022 Shopify API

Waterhaul eyewear has been designed with surfers, sailors and all beachgoers in mind. With extra durable frames made from recycled plastic fishing nets, to Barberini mineral glass lenses, your pair of Waterhaul sunglasses should last you many years to come. That being said, we do have some top tips to help prolong the life of your favourite sunglasses even further!

What are polarised sunglasses?

Jul 28, 2022 Shopify API

You will have heard of the term ‘polarised’ used before when we talk about our sunglasses, but what does polarised actually mean? Learn more about Waterhaul's polarising sunglasses, and what to look out for when choosing your new pair of sunglasses here! 

Sunglasses Lens Materials Guide

Jul 28, 2022 Shopify API

When designing our sustainable eyewear, we knew that alongside the sunglasses frames being made from recycled fishing nets, one of the most important factors to consider was the quality of the lens, but why do we use Barberini mineral glass lenses in our eyewear?


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